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Monroe Homeowners Hit By a Rash of Burglaries

Police are investigating three residential burglaries on Elm Street, Osborn Lane and Jeanette Street.

Police are reminding residents to be more vigilant in protecting their homes, from locking and dead-bolting their doors to using motion sensor lights and alarm systems. Monroe was hit with three residential burglaries on Wednesday. The crimes were committed on Elm Street, Osborn Lane and Jeanette Street and all involved stolen jewelry.

Capt. Michael Flick also asks residents to call police when they see anything suspicious in their neighborhoods. The main number is (203)261-3622.

An Elm Street woman told police she came home from work at around 5:15 p.m. and did not know her house had been burglarized until she went into her bedroom and noticed jewelry was missing, according to the report. Police said a computer had also been stolen from the dining room table.

Police found no signs of forced entry and the homeowner is undertaking an inventory of her belongings to see if anything else was stolen.

Officers were called to the scene of another burglary on Osborn Lane at 8 p.m. The couple told them they had arrived home just before 8 o'clock and noticed that the rear sliding door appeared to have been forced open.

Their master bedroom was ransacked and jewelry and a laptop computer were missing, police said.

Police responded to the report of a third burglary on Jeanette Street at 8:15 p.m. The homeowner told officers she arrived home at around 8 p.m. and found that a rear sliding door was forced open.

The master bedroom was ransacked and jewelry was stolen, police said.

QWERTY December 06, 2012 at 07:30 PM
What exactly does "forced open" mean? Broken glass? A crow bar and a lot of muscle? Sliding doors should have three points of security, a lock on the handle, and locks on the top and bottom sliding tracks. In this case, an intruder would have to break a lot of glass to gain entry into the home.

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